To say that Kwame Brown hasn’t lived up to the hype of being a former No. 1 overall pick is an understatement. Career averages of 6.6 points and 5.5 rebounds are nothing to write home about. Even so, the Philadelphia 76ers decided it was smart to sign him to a two-year $6 million contract. We are now in Year 2 of that debacle and the only time the Sixers would likely need him to contribute, Brown is nowhere to be found.
With injuries to Nerlens Noel and Arnett Moultrie and the uncertainty of Royce White’s situation, there was actually going to be minutes in the frontcourt for Brown. But he apparently suffered a hamstring injury during the offseason and there is no certainty that he will play anytime soon.
Typical Kwame Brown, who in his first year with the Sixers appeared in only 22 games because of injury and ineffectiveness. The thing that blows my mind is that Doug Collins was able to convince the front office that this guy was worth a multi-year contract at $6 million.
The good thing about Sam Hinkie is that he is no nonsense. He knows the type of players he wants and at this point, Brown is nothing more than an expiring contract. He had his chance to audition during the first half of the season and maybe get traded to a contender if he played well. But now it seems he will sit on the bench and collect his check like he did in Year 1.